Saturday, 5 January 2013

Three Stampin Up Cards

4th January 2013

The following three cards are inspired by and made with Stampin Up products, the only exception is the doily on the butterfly card, I have used up all my paper doilies and have no intention of buying more since I have so many beautiful doily dies. The die I used is a Cheery Lyn die.

For the first card I used Stampin Up River Rock card stock cut to A5 scored and folded in half. the SU  Whisper White was cut to 6cm wide x 14.4cm long. The stamps used are from Stampin Up Faith in Nature, and Pretty Postage.
The ribbon is 2/8" wide and match the inks which are Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo and Pool Party.

The Second card is the butterfly card and only the doily is not Stampin Up.  for the doily I used a  Cheery Lyn die and greaseproof paper, the kind you use in the kitchen. (You can easily cut 4 layers of this paper with the die at a time). 
The colours used are for the base card is Pool Party, cut to A5, scored and folded in half. I then punched out a butterfly from scrap card and used this as a template to sponge Pool Party ink directly onto the base card.  The sentiment stamp is from Heard from the Heart set and is stamped with Basic Grey ink. I cut two butterflies out of plain card stock, 1 from Raspberry Ripple and 1 from Summer Starfruit. The other 3 butterflies are punched from DSP Sycamore Street. The strip of DSP paper over the doily is from the same pack. both the doily and pennant are sewn onto the base card with white thread. I finished by adding self adhesive gems to the butterfly bodies.

The third and last card in this set is again using River Rock as the base card. The other colours used are Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze and Real Red. The stamp sets used are Pretty Postage and Cute by the Inch, stamped with Early Espresso ink, then punched out with the 1" square punch, then flat mounted onto a white square punched with the Postage stamp punch.
The strips measure 1" x 3 3/4", on the reverse I marked the 1/2" point along the length, then measured in 5/8" in from each end, then cut from each corner to that 5/8" mark along the 1/2" line, giving nice even triangles at each end.
These were embossed with Vine Street Textured Impressions embossing folder, these are flat mounted to the base card and the squares were mounted using dimensionals.

All three of these cards are very quick and easy to make, perfect for the beginner card maker which is why I'll be using them as samples in my next class.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope you found something you liked and maybe a little inspiration if your mojo has gone on holiday.


1 comment:

Merry said...

Love all the bright colours with the River Rock.